The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Handloading, Reloading, and Bullet Casting

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old April 13, 2008, 05:34 PM   #1
Join Date: March 6, 2008
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 21
need help with .223 load

I just bought 65 grain seirra spitzer boat tail bullets for my .223 bolt action and I cant seem to find load data anywhere. I'm using varget powder and was wondering if anyone new the starting grains and max grains. Thanks in advance.
nickl405 is offline  
Old April 13, 2008, 09:28 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: June 17, 2001
Location: St Louis, Missouri
Posts: 166
This doesn't give stating and max, but it will be a start. Be sure to start low and work up slowly.
schnarrgj is offline  
Old April 14, 2008, 04:07 AM   #3
moose fat
Senior Member
Join Date: June 20, 2006
Location: Alaska, Yukon R. delta
Posts: 384
That is what I'm loading, Sierra Game King and Varget only for my Bushmaster. I had the same question and ended up e-mailing Sierra. They said to use the 63gr loading data and so thats what I've been using.

Check their web site and you can download/print out the data, I think. They e-mailed me the data.
moose fat is offline  
Old April 14, 2008, 12:54 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: February 14, 2008
Location: Kansas
Posts: 753
Check their web site and you can download/print out the data, I think. They e-mailed me the data.
Sierra has been pretty good about emailing you a PDF file for specific cartridge data in response to email inquiries. However, I don't think you can donwload from their site. Obviously Sierra wants to sell their reloading manuals.....
tom234 is offline  
Old April 14, 2008, 03:26 PM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: September 8, 2004
Location: Kansas
Posts: 723
Lots of 223 info here including Sierra data for AR‘s and separate data for bolt guns -

Bullet94 is offline  
Old April 14, 2008, 06:55 PM   #6
Senior Member
Join Date: June 4, 2007
Location: Upstate SC
Posts: 1,943
Use the data for 63 grainers and back it down at least 1/2 grain to 1 full grain for maximum. Stick with H335 or WW 748 or similar powders and all should be fine.
If you want your children to follow in your footsteps, be careful where you walk.
Beware the man that only owns one gun; he probably knows how to use it.
I just hope my ship comes in before my dock rots.
crowbeaner is offline  
Old April 15, 2008, 10:44 PM   #7
Senior Member
Join Date: May 13, 2006
Location: WA, the left armpit of the USA
Posts: 1,323
That's odd- I had no trouble finding it in the Sierra manual--page 220
"If the enemy is in range, so are you." - Infantry Journal
amamnn is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:57 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2016 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.05289 seconds with 7 queries